Kurt Volker is an American diplomat and former Special Representative of the United States Department of State for Ukraine.
Short biography of Kurt Volker
Kurt Volker was born in Pennsylvania on December 27, 1964.
He received his higher education at the American George Washington University.
Professional career Kurt Volker began at the Central Intelligence Agency as an employee of the analytical service. He joined the CIA in 1986.
Already in 1988, Volker went to the U.S. State Department, where he joined the foreign service of the State Department.
Later he cooperated with the team of U.S. Senator John McCain, served as first secretary of the U.S. mission to the North Atlantic Alliance, prepared U.S. delegations to NATO summits and finally, in 2008, he replaced Victoria Nuland in the chair of the U.S. Ambassador to NATO.
He left government service in 2009 to join the private business sector.
Kurt Volker and Ukraine
In 2017, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appointed Kurt Volcker as Special Representative of the U.S. Department of State for Ukraine.
Kurt Volker clearly and quite unambiguously expressed his anti-Russian sentiments. He repeatedly emphasized that Russia had invaded Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. He supported the imposition of sanctions against Russia and individuals.
Advocated for the provision of U.S. military assistance to Ukraine.
Kurt Volker on Donbass
Kurt Volker has made statements that Donbass is Russian-occupied territory of Ukraine. He stated that the so-called "DPR" and "LPR " must be liquidated unconditionally
Kurt Volker's resignation
On September 27, 2019, Kurt Volker resigned from the post of special representative of the U.S. State Department.
The main reason for this decision is called the scandal surrounding U.S. President Donald Trump and Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky, because of which in America was launched the procedure of declaring impeachment of the President of the United States.